Computerworld: Exchange Makes Linux Call

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this link. ]

“In a quiet corner office of Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc.,
high above the steady roar of shouting traders on the exchange
floor, Joseph Panfil, director of distributed computing, is focused
on the smallest increments of time.

“There is a direct relationship between system performance and
trading volume at the CME, also known as the Merc. By reducing the
amount of time it takes to process a trade, trading volume can
increase. The more trades there are, the more trading fees the
exchange collects…”

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